Gonorrhea is the second most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world . It is usually easy to treat; however, its recent
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On October 19th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an annual report stating that the United States reported a record number
A recent publication in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal highlights an investigation identifying a cluster of Guinean patients with drug resistant leprosy infections .
‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the mutated, antibiotic-resistant strain of regular “staph” infections, commonly found in gyms and frequently passed through communal sports equipment. MRSA’s
Doctor, Meet Resistance The origins of Resistance Open finds its roots in clinical care. As a physician practicing within the realm of infectious disease and
In the grand scheme of things, antibiotics are fairly new additions to our medical repertoire. Germ theory achieved general scientific acceptance around the 1860s .
Just the Vax, Please: Vaccines and Hospital Acquired Infections — Using old techniques to address new issues
Like that sweet boy from 10th grade biology who always carried your books, antibiotics are being taken for granted. For decades, we have asked too
In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But you probably already know
Here’s a tidbit you probably didn’t know: Gonorrhea is the second-most frequently reported “notifiable” disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (That means